OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5536

AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE CONNECTICUT HEALTHCARE PARTNERSHIP.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 4799

File Copy No.: 486

House Calendar No.: 288

OFA Fiscal Note

FISCAL IMPACT , See Below

The amendment caps the administrative fee that the Comptroller may charge an employer at no more than fifty dollars. If this amount is not sufficient to cover the administrative costs it is unclear how they would be funded. For purpose of illustration, the administrative charge for the Municipal Employee Health Insurance Program administered by the Comptroller is currently $8 per member per month, $96 annually, per member. The amendment also shortens the interval for which the comptroller must offer participation in the plan from three years to one year. This increases the flexibility available to municipalities when seeking health care coverage. This change may result in an additional administrative burden to the comptroller's office.

The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose.